Deep underground in a vault beneath Paris lives the most important lump of metal in the world - Le Grand K. Created in the 19th century, it's the world's master kilogram me, the weight on which every...
The history of mathematics from ancient times to the present day. Narrated by Oxford mathematics professor Marcus du Sautoy, the series covers the seminal moments and people in the development of maths.
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Professor Jim Al-Khalili unwraps the evolutionary histories responsible for the modern human condition, as currently represented by our sophistication in energy manipulation and information technology.
Marcus du Sautoy presents the story of those who have tried to capture one of the greatest unsolved problems of mathematics, the pattern of prime numbers. Filmed on location in America, ... See full summary »
Sequel series to the 1979 "Connections" where historian James Burke walks the viewer through the tenuous threads of history that link seemingly obscure scientific breakthroughs and the ... See full summary »
Amazing documentary to introduce everyone to the world of Metrology: The Science of Measurement. History, technology and great anecdotes tell the story of how things are measured and how those measurement units came into being. The fact that there is a physical 1 kilogram standard that sits in a château on the outskirts of Paris is probably unknown to 99 percent of the population. It's sad that this isn't available on a DVD set...and even worse that it isn't available in the US. This would just the product to introduce school-age children to a critical science that most of us don't realize exists--and take for granted every day.
BBC...are you listening?!?
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